Get Job Ready, Powered by Future Launch
Get Job Ready is now accepting applications for 2021 sessions
Young Canadians face a rapidly changing economy, and many employers are reluctant to hire recent graduates due to a lack of work experience. Get Job Ready, Powered by RBC Future Launch teaches youth ages 18-29 how to successfully navigate the job market and how to land their “dream job.”
How IDRF is helping
This year marks the fourth year of Get Job Ready. What started in a small room on the campus of the University of Calgary in December 2017, has transformed into a national program that has impacted approximately 500 youth across Canada. We will start 2021 with online training sessions via Zoom and encourage all youth (ages 18-29) eligible to work in Canada to apply! Those who are 17 may also apply but will require consent from a parent or guardians.
With a little luck, this year we hope to resume our in-person sessions and offer training in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto.
Hear it from Khatab Kakar, Get Job Ready alumni, describing his success after completing the program.
5-day workshops training participants in the following
- Building a 5-star LinkedIn account
- Develop a Networking Strategy from one’s Dream Job
- Preparing for Job Interviews
- Financial Literacy
- Leveraging Social Media
Workshops training participants in soft skills:
- Public Speaking
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Social Cohesion
Diversity and Inclusion
Throughout our 37-year history, IDRF programs have supported people across the world, irrespective of race, religion, gender or ability. Similar to the approach of many Canadian businesses across sectors that make diverse and inclusive workplaces a priority, our workshops bring together Canadian youth from different backgrounds to broaden networks, encourage social cohesion and develop empathy.
If you work with an organization that serves Canadian youth, please reach out to us and see how we can bring Get Job Ready to your community!
Mental Health Support
Participants and alumni may now use TogetherAll – an online platform that supports youth facing challenges related to mental health. Thanks to our partnership with RBC Future Launch, all youth that sign-up have access to the following at no cost:
- Community forums to discuss how they are feeling (forums are managed by trained professionals 24/7 to keep the community safe)
- Self-assessments and recommended resources
- Creative tools to help with self-expression
- A wide range of self-guided courses .